Since the FCC announced it would consider lifting a ban on in-flight phone calls, the Acting Chief has been less than optimistic about the concept of mobile wireless services on flights. In an announcement about the measure, the FCC’s Acting Chief, Roger Sherman, said, “Many are concerned that consideration of this proposal will lead to unbearable situations for airline passengers stuck next to loud, one-sided phone conversations. I empathize with that sentiment completely.” Which, is essentially saying it’s a terrible idea.
Sherman also went on to say that the FCC would allow individual airlines to make up their own rules, which makes one wonder if there will be no-phone sections on planes, much like no smoking sections in restaurants in the old days. Read more